Rare Book Monthly

Articles - January - 2019 Issue

eCatalogues: Seasons Greetings from RBH Members

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Book Fairs: the antidote to Bookshop Closings

As the printed catalogue has declined many smart sellers have shifted to eCatalogues to showcase material.  This holiday season we are pleased to present the most recent fifty eCatalogue presentations RBH members have posted.  The world now relies on online databases to locate specific material but dealers have long understood that organized subjects in catalogue form sell better.  eCatalogues are the logical middle ground so take a hard look.  Dealers are out there, while hoping to sell their material, are also occupying new intellectual space.  They all deserve our support.   

1

Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books

Books from the Library of Ira Gershwin

450 books from the library of George and Ira Gershwin

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2

Crow Hop Rare Books

E-List 4

Holiday 2018

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3

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Civil, Common & Roman Law

E-List 30 Items

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4

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 320: Typography and Printing History

Illustrated list with 30 items on typography and printing history.

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5

William Reese Co.

The Second World War

Americana e-list consisting of 19 items, illustrated.

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6

Patrick McGahern Books

Catalogue 271. Canadian Rare Books, Maps & Prints

And other rare and antiquarian books

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7

The Wayfarer's Bookshop

Exploration, Travels & Voyages: Books, Games, Maps & Prints

Including Islamic, Japanese and Russian Items

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8

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Canon, Civil, Common, Customary, Ecclesiastical, Feudal, Roman

E-List 30 Items

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9

Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

Americana, Politics, & Culture

Recent acquisitions of items of unique historical interest

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10

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 319: Economics - Government & the Private Sector

Illustrated list with 111 items on government interaction with the private sector.

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11

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

Christmas Catalogue 2018

Interesting and unusual recent acquisitions

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12

Hordern House Rare Books

The Baudin Expedition to Australia (1800-1804)

Highly Important original works of art, views and portraits from the Expedition.

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13

Yesterday's Muse Inc.

Winter 2018

Highlights from recent acquisitions.

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14

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

A Selection of 30 Antiquarian Items: Canon, Civil, Common, Roman & Scots Law

E-List 30 Items

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15

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 318: The Middle Ages

Illustrated list with 50 items, including history, art, architecture, women

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16

RAPTIS RARE BOOKS

Raptis Rare Books Holiday Catalog 2018

Browse exceptional gifts in this Holiday Catalog

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17

Kurt A. Sanftleben t/a Read'Em Again Books

18-6 (End-of-Year Clearance)

Catalog 18-6 contains 75 items: books, miniature books, leaves, documents, speeches, ephemera, maps

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18

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

China In Print

Catalogue for China in Print 2018 Fair in Hong Kong

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19

William Reese Co.

The War to End All Wars: The History, Literature & Images of World War One

E-list consisting of 47 items, illustrated.

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20

J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians

AUTOGRAPHS, PRINTS, & MEMORABILIA

From the Collection of Marilyn Horne

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21

William Reese Co.

359 The 17th Century

Americana catalogue, 138 items, illustrated.

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22

William Reese Co.

Boston Book Fair 2018

86 Americana items, illustrated.

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23

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

30 American, English & Scottish Trials

E-List 30 Items

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24

Antiquates Ltd

List Bp - Christmas is coming!

125 books from the seventeenth-twentieth centuries

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25

Asia Bookroom

Hong Kong Book Fair 2018

A selection of highlights from our stand at the Hong Kong Antiquarian Book Fair in December 2018.

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26

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

30 Recent Acquisitions: American, English & Scots Law, 1640-1965

E-List 30 Items

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27

Richard C. Ramer Old & Rare Books

Special List 317: Thirteen Recent Acquisitions

Including Japan, manuscripts, exhibition catalogues, children's literature, Brazil, Latin America

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28

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Fine Press & Books About Books, Part 2

A further selection from a recently acquired collection of fine press, bibliography, and books about

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29

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Fine Press & Books About Books

A portion of a recently acquired collection of fine press, bibliography, and books about books

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30

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Colorado and the West

A fine private collection of 229 items relating to Colorado, the West, and the railroad.

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31

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Catalogue 4

104 fine books and manuscripts in a variety of fields

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32

Kurt A. Sanftleben t/a Read'Em Again Books

18-5 (Fall, 2018)

38 broadsides, letters, diaries, documents, memoirs, photo albums, playbills, etc.

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33

B & L Rootenberg Rare Books and Manuscripts

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair 2018

A selection of books exhibited at the Boston 2018 Book Fair

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34

Patrick McGahern Books

Catalogue 270

Canadiana - Including Military and Sporting

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35

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

30 Recent Acquisitions: Civil & Common Law, 1598-1949

E-List 30 Items

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36

William Reese Company

The Hub of the Universe: Boston in the 19th Century

Americana e-list consisting of 77 items, illustrated.

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37

Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts

Bill Mauldin Collection - Veteran's Day 2018

An Archive of Books, Cartoons, and Ephemera from the great Bill Mauldin

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38

Daniel Crouch Rare Books

X Marks the Spot

Pirates, privateers and their role in European relations

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39

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Catalogue 91: Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera, 15th to 20th Centuries

Catalogue 116 Items

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40

Richard C. Ramer

Special List 316: Festivities

Illustrated list with 57 items on festivities.

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41

William Reese Co.

Freedom's Symphony: The Music of America

Americana e-list consisting of 126 items relating to music, including sheet music. Illustrated.

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42

Crow Hop Rare Books

E-List 3: New Arrivals

25 items

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43

John Randall (Books of Asia)

Orientalia 6 - China

Travel and literature relating to China from the 16th to 20th centuries.

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44

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Books Listed in Beale’s Bibliography of Early English Law Book

E-List 30 Items

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45

Raptis Rare Books

Raptis Rare Books Fall 2018 Catalog

From Saint Augustine to Shel Silverstein

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46

Richard C. Ramer

Special List 315: Portents, Prophecies, and the Supernatural

Illustrated Halloween list: 57 items on prophecies, portents, occult, miracles, supernatural.

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47

Primary Sources

Catalogue 2

Rare Americana

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48

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd

Prints and Books with Illustrations

E-List 30 Items

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49

William Reese Co.

William Reese's "Six Score: The 120 Best Books on the Range Cattle Industry"

Offerings from Bill Reese's bibliography of the range cattle industry. 59 items, illustrated.

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50

The Wayfarer's Bookshop

50 Unique Items

Archives, Drawings, Manuscripts & Watercolours

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Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Koller Auctions: Books & Autographs. March 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Jacques Gamelin. <i>Nouveau recueil d'osteologie et de myologie, dessine d'apres nature...</i> 2 parts in 1 vol., large folio, 82 copper plates. CHF 12,000 to 18,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Melchior Pfintzing. <i>Die geverlicheiten und einsteils geschichten des loblichen streytparen...</i> 118 woodcut engravings, first edition. CHF 30,000 to 50,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Book of hours. Handwritten Latin text on vellum. With 17 large miniatures, Flanders, c.1460. CHF 70,000 to 90,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Maria Sibylla Merian. <i> Dissertatio de generatione et metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium,</i> 72 copper plates, Den Haag, 1726. CHF 60,000 to 90,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Princess Diana, group of 6 ALS to the editor of British Vogue, 1989-92. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing with news after pledging support to King George III against the American rebels, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Ulysses S. Grant, photograph dated & signed as President, portrait by Brady, 1875. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Alexander Graham Bell, ALS, accepting an invitation to tea during his only trip to Japan, 1898. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Nikola Tesla, signature & date on his monogrammed correspondence card, 1935. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Richard Wagner, ALS, concerning his opera Rienzi, 1869. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, autograph note signed, requesting the address of Yvette Guilbert, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Claude Monet, ALS, to painter Harry Lachman, complaining that his vision has not improved, 1920s. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Friedrich Hölderlin, autograph manuscript, unsigned, 7 lines quoting Michael Denis's <i>Ossians und Sineds Lieder.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Guestbook for Lüchow's restaurant, over 400 signatures, including W.H. Auden, Grace Kelly & drawings by Charles Addams, NYC, 1950-56. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> George Washington, lottery ticket, signed, 1768. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Vaslav Nijinsky, postcard dated & signed, showing a drawing of him in <i>Schéhérazade,</i> 1916. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Greco (Gioachino). <i>Primo modo del gioco de Partito…</i> Manuscript, France, 1624 or 1625. A collection of partiti, or 'chess problems' by one of the most important figures in the history of chess. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Herodotus. <i>Historiae,</i> translated into Latin by Lorenzo Valla and edited by Antonio Mancinelli. Venice, 1494. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Darwin (Charles). Autograph Letter signed to his cousin Reginald Darwin, Down, Beckenham, Kent, 27th March 1879. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Nicolay (Nicolas de). <i>The Navigations, peregrinations and voyages, made into Turkie,</i> first edition in English, Imprinted at London by Thomas Dawson, 1585. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Saint-Exupéry (Antoine de). <i>The Little Prince,</i> number 66 of 525 copies signed by the author, 1943. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Catlin (George, 1796-1872). Tuch-ee, A Celebrated War Chief of the Cherokees, watercolour, [circa 1834]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Genetics.- A collection of c.300 pamphlets on genetics comprising many of the major contributions from the first half of the 20th century. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> India.- Rajasthan.- Kota School (probably late 18th c.). Elephant in a landscape with chains around his feet, brush and black ink with opaque pigments. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Commelin (Caspar). <i>Horti medici Amstelaedamensis plantae rariores et exoticae,</i> first edition, 48 finely hand-coloured engraved plates, Leiden, F.Haringh, 1706. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Plague-water and cookery & medical recipes.- Jackson (Mrs Sarah). Medical and cookery recipes, manuscript in several hands, title and 134pp., 1688-1755. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Vernet (<i>After</i> Joseph, 1714-1789). <i>[Vues des ports de France],</i> sixteen plates (of 18), etchings and engravings by Charles Nicolas Cochin fils and Jacques Philippe Le Bas, [c.1760-1780]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Detmold (Edward Julius, 1883-1957). Parrots and Butterflies, watercolour. £2,500 to £3,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000

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